A Crossfire Girls Development Academy player had an interesting end to her summer, picking up a CONCACAF Championship medal to add to her collection of soccer hardware.
Maia Tabion, a 2004-born player who plays for the Crossfire GU-16/17 DA, was again called into the U.S. Soccer Under-15 Girls’ National Team by Head Coach April Kater and traveled to Bradenton, Florida, to take part in the inaugural Concacaf Girls’ U-15 Championship. In all, 28 nations competed in the tournament, the largest Concacaf tournament ever for female participants.
After finishing second in their group, behind Portugal, Tabion and the young U.S. squad flipped the script in the semifinals, defeating the Portuguese outfit 3-0 to earn a spot in the final vs. Mexico. After a hard-fought 0-0 through regulation in the final, the U.S. scored three unanswered goals in extra time to take the championship 3-0, with Tabion playing all of the second half and both extra time periods.